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How You Can Use Your Heart Rate to Train Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

And the good news is, it’s not nearly as complicated as you may think. A quick tutorial on the best steps to take:<p><b>Step 1: Get Your Gear</b><br>First, you’ll need a way to track your heart rate. Here are a few options that will fit seamlessly into your workout life.<p><b>Link up at the gym.</b> For about $70, you can …

11 Surprising Perks of Practicing Yoga

There are so many upsides to doing downward dog.<p>If your yoga mat is collecting dust in the corner, it’s about time the two of you got better acquainted. Need a little motivation? It turns out that the benefits of yoga transfer over to your job, your brain, and even the number on the scale. Read on …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

A Playlist to Help You Work Your Whole Body

Crunch Gyms recently added a new class using the gear to its roster: Transformer with Disq. The workouts are filled with moves like skaters and squat jumps, but they're harder than normal since Disq adds resistance. "It is a total-body workout," says Kelley Green, a group fitness instructor at …

Amazing No-Equipment Workouts

Then, try your hand some of the at-home exercise routines below. You may never set foot inside a gym again.

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the <i>Women's Health Big Book of Exercises</i>. …

Workouts

The Best YouTube Workouts to Make You Sweat

Photo: YouTube<p>There's a stigma against YouTube workouts. I get it. I too used to be a little wary of them—but then I grew up and got busy and moved somewhere cold. And since then I've learned to love a YouTube routine, especially on days when I'm realistically not going to do anything at all. See: …

How Does Jennifer Aniston Get Her Sleek Physique? We Show You Her Favorite Moves

Jennifer Aniston has the body that everyone wants—toned and strong but still feminine and lean. She credits Los Angeles yogi Mandy Ingber with …

Train Like a Beast

Exercise 1 Frog Squat Jumps<p>The explosive power and wide stance of this amphibian-inspired exercise work your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs while getting your heart rate up to torch calories. Stand tall, with your feet a little wider than hip-width and your feet slightly turned out <b>(A)</b>. …